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    Question KDE - BIOS passwird - internet security

    I'v read about the need to have a BIOS password for internet security. I need someone to clear this up, to understand if I need or don't need to use a BIOS password.

    Thanks.,

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    Default Re: KDE - BIOS passwird - internet security

    On Wed 17 Jan 2018 08:46:02 PM CST, lord valarian wrote:

    I'v read about the need to have a BIOS password for internet security. I
    need someone to clear this up, to understand if I need or don't need to
    use a BIOS password.

    Thanks.,


    Hi
    That's really only needed if you use your machine in a public place and
    could be distracted by someone to get on your system... or in a
    business environment where only hardware/system admins have the
    password.

    Also be careful if you decide to set one, some systems use a one time
    program (OTP) switch and once set cannot be changed (some DELLs).....
    write it down, stick it in a sealed envelope and put somewhere safe....

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    Default Re: KDE - BIOS passwird - internet security

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    That's really only needed if you use your machine in a public place and
    could be distracted by someone to get on your system... or in a
    business environment where only hardware/system admins have the
    password.

    Also be careful if you decide to set one, some systems use a one time
    program (OTP) switch and once set cannot be changed (some DELLs).....
    write it down, stick it in a sealed envelope and put somewhere safe....

    --
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE Leap 42.3|GNOME 3.20.2|4.4.104-39-default
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!
    Thanks that clears things up. It makes much more sense now.

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